Disabled Women Activists are Loud, Proud and Passionate!

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower people with disabilities around the world to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development.  As part of their 30th anniversary celebration, they created this “Loud, Proud and Passionate!” video.  They filmed it during their 5th International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) – here’s how they describe it:

Signing and singing with passion in Arabic, Spanish and English, 54 disabled women activists from 43 countries celebrate the achievements, pride and solidarity of women with disabilities around the world. These leaders are revolutionizing the status of women and girls worldwide.

Their goal is to reach 2,500 views so please check it out.  It may not be as polished as Lady GaGa’s latest concert video, but does Lady GaGa have back-up singers from Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Syria, Turkey, Uganda, United States of America, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe?  I didn’t think so.

To learn more about MIUSA and how you can contribute to the next WILD program empowering women and girls with disabilities, click here.  And for more information about disability services here at Ohio State, visit our Office for Disability Services and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Coordinator’s Office.   

John A. Vaughn, MD
Student Health Services
The Ohio State University

Music and English Lyrics by Rich Glauber

Video Produced and Directed by Sky’s the Limit Creative Services